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Wardrobe Essentials for Feet: The Four Shoes Every Woman Must Own

Posted by Sheffield on Jun 12th 2014

With so many different shoe options on the market, every woman should make a point to invest in certain footwear styles. Today, we’ll be looking at the stiletto pump, the ballet flat, the wedge, and the tall boot. These four options are stylish and practical additions to any woman’s closet!

The 4 Styles of Footwear Every Woman

Needs in Her Closet

The Stiletto Pump

Albert Nipon Stiletto Pumps      Lizard Stiletto Pumps      studio pollini patent leather stiletto pumps

This is the #1 essential shoe that every woman should own.  It is the work horse of shoes, going from work to play, day to night.  A stiletto pump is appropriate everywhere from the office, to cocktails, from Sunday brunch with the girls, to dinner with the in-laws.  Because it gets so much wear, invest in a good quality, comfortable pair of stiletto pumps.  You might even consider having a rubber sole put on at the cobbler to extend their life and add comfort and secure footing.  If you only own one pair, make them nude pumps.

The Ballet Flat

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The opposite of the stiletto pump, but equally as important (you can’t wear heels all the time after all) is the ballet flat.  Cute and feminine, ballet flats are your go to shoes for running errands, taking the kids to the park, and any occasion where comfort is key, but you don’t want to sacrifice style.  (Ballet flats are French, and the French are always chic.)  Ballet flats make you feel light on your feet (like a dancer) helping you get more done in a day.  If you only buy one pair, choose two toned with a capped toe (a la Audrey Hepburn)

The Wedge

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The greatest thing about a wedge heel is the added stability. Because of the solid bottom, wedges are the perfect choice for garden parties, outdoor weddings, and any other event that has you maneuvering not so solid ground.  With a trusty pair of wedges, you’ll get the look (and height) of a heel with out having to worry about getting “stuck”.

The Tall Boot

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Tall Boots are essential for fall and winter for both form and function.  Not only are they ultra chic, but tall boots are also warm, and protective.  Pick a versatile pair, like an equestrian style boot that you can wear anywhere, anytime.  Tall boots are flattering and easy to wear with everything from mod skirts, to leggings, A line skirts to jeans.  If you only buy one pair of tall boots, choose black or brown, and make sure they have a moderate height and a wide stacked heel so you can wear them safely inside and outside, rain or snow.

And the rest of gravy!  There are certainly lots of other styles to choose from, kitten heels, gladiator sandals, ankle booties.  Our passion for shoes goes way beyond the size of our closets, or our bank accounts, but if you must live with in your means the 4 shoe styles above with get you through any occasion looking great.



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